Arcade Space Ships

In Arcadian, I said that the space ship in Galaga was the best in all the arcade, and I stand by that.  The colors, the lines, and the little gun barrels at the bottom make this look like a sleek Buck Rogers or Battlestar Galactica ship.


This ship is so cool, it has been featured in the Day in the Extra Life series.


This awesome ship, though, wasn’t the only ship in the arcade.  There were several others.

The Galaxian ship.  Not nearly as sleek.  To me, it looks more like a cargo vessel.

The Pheonix ship.  Again, more cargo vessel than fighter.  But it did have the benefit of shields.

The Defender ship.  Now this one could give the Galaga ship a run for its money.

The Space Invaders ship.  This one wasn’t a ship at all, but a laser base.

The Asteroids ship.  Pretty sleek, but it fought asteroids, not alien invaders.

There were dozens of others.  I think it’s safe to say, though, that the Galaga ship was among the best, if not the best.

Scadia Fun Center Arcade

I said in Arcadian that I didn’t even know where the nearest arcade was anymore.  Well, I just found out.  The nearest arcade to me (or the nearest I know about) is in the Scadia Family Fun Center.


Scandia is located in Fairfield, CA,  about a half hour from me.  It is indeed a center of fun. They have go-carts, batting cages, bumper boats, lazer tag, miniature golf, and, of course, an arcade.  My friends took me there today specifically to enjoy the arcade.  Alas, I didn’t get to.  Miniature golf took up too much of our time.  But I did snap a few pics of some of the retro games they have there.

A combination Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Junior, and Mario Bros cabinet. Would have been cooler to see all three individuals cames in their original classic state, but this combo was still cool.


Robotron and Joust combo cabinet. Not sure you can see Joust, but it was there.


Defender. I never played this in the arcade, only on the Atari 2600. Pretty cool to find this one!